Atlanta >Recreation Facilities > Ten Pin Alley
261 19th St NW, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3036333.793439 -84.395168
Neighborhoods: Northeast, Home Park, Northeast
TEN PIN... GO TO 300 INSTEAD!!!! – The hostess handling the party was extremely polite and professional. She catered to everyone very well. The food was ok but the presentation can use some work. The price of cocktails was outrages for the establishment. The manager's follow through sucks. I was never told only twenty people could come to the party. Nor did they tell me about a cover charge after 10pm.
Needless to say, we will not be returning.....
Nasty drinks – Ten pin bowling alley drinks were nasty! They didn't even know how to mix drinks! Overpriced an the waiters don't even know how to serve u! Save ur money!!
Awful service and overpriced – As stated in the previous reviews, pricing at this place is simply absurd, especially for what you get.
We went to a friend's birthday party at Ten Pin, and rented the VIP room with 4 lanes and a seating area. The staff was rude and unresponsive. It took about 4 tries to get the waitstaff to bring us a drink. We were not given what we were promised (bowling pin to sign for our friend) instead we got an old polo shirt with someone else's name monogramed on it. When our 2 hours were up, we stepped outside of the private room to see that the club had transformed into a nightclub. The music was old-school 80s and some early 90s. The crowd was decidedly seedy, a bunch of "players" and not a white person in sight.
A few of us left to get the cars while the rest stayed to make the best of things and dance a for a bit. When we returned the bouncer refused to let us in to go get our friends. He completely ignored us, despite having reservations. We tried to walk in and were physicly assaulted by the other doormen. The managers finally saw what was going on on the cameras and let us in to grab our friends and leave.
This place is simply awful! Save your money and use it at some place you might actually have a good time.
Re: shady bartenders – First off ten pin doesn't carry strawberry daquiri so that's lie number one
Shady Bartenders!!!!! – When asked the price of a bottle of beer we were told the price would be $20. Then a person in my party was charged $12 dollars for a margarita when I paid $29 dollars for 2 margaritas and 1 strawberry daquairi. We then asked the person in charge of bowling lanes the price of a bottle of beer and was told it should have been $6 dollars. The bartenders are padding their pockets instead of serving their customers. DRINK BEFOR YOU GO!!! or YOU WILL BE RIPPED OFF!!!
Bait & Switch – When we first entered ten pin, we were impressed with the concept of fusing a nightclub/lounge/bowling alley together in a prime location at Atlantic Station. Then, the "fun" began. Immediately, we were told that we could only bowl for an hour because we didn't have reservations (that should have been our sign to leave). After haggling ourselves into two lanes, the eight of us ordered drinks and started bowling. One of the lanes gave us fits from the start, sweeping pins when they shouldn't have been swept, missing pins at the reset, and shutting down in the middle of our second game. Yes, the furniture and big-screen TV's were nice, but I could have done better at Rooms-to-Go, because I can get service there. We left without finishing our second game to make room for the "reserved" crowd, and were charged a whopping $240. Now some wouldn't have a problem with paying that much to bowl, and I wouldn't either if I had prior knowledge and a fool's heart for money management. So I strongly suggest if you visit Ten Pin that you (A) read the miniscule sign listing lane rates next to the register (it's to your left...bring your reading glasses), or (B) order a drink or two and watch the fools throw their money into the gutter.
best place for a party – i came here for my sister's 21st birthday and had the time of my life. i told her i thought it was going to be a waste of money forbowling and lackluster service, but boy was i wrong. we were waited on like royalty, in our private party room and treated like the only guests there. every time we needed something the waiters seemed to read our mind and it appeared-- food, drinks, more bowlingballs, etc. they were so aware of exactly what we wanted the night to be. i highly reccommend this place for anyone who wants an amazing party of their dreams!
So cool – normally when i think of bowling i think of the dollar bowling nights my friends and i used to frequent in high school, so i was kind of skeptical when my roommate reccommended that we go here to celebrate the end of summer. however, i was SO happy i obliged and came. this was a completely different experience than i expected. it was sophisticated, upscale, the food was exotic but still normal enough to be delicious by even a picky eater like myself, and of course had the fun of bowling i remembered from back in the high school days. yeah, it was kind of expensive, but it was more than just a night out-- it was the fun of my childhood and the sophistication of my grown up life now.. an experience too!
There's as much scoping as there is scoring at the Ashton and Co.'s swank Atlantic Station bowling lounge. – In Short
Sister nightspot to Dolce and Geisha House, Ten Pin Alley is another chic Hollywood So-Cal transplant in Atlantic Station. Suited doormen and a strict dress code are immediate indications that this is not your dad's kind of lanes. Part bowling alley, part bar, part nightclub with food to boot make this well designed multileveled locale hip for get-togethers both small and large.
Rude Employees – Some friends of mine rented a private room there for a big party...seemed like a great idea at the time. As their party members arrived they were greeted by (1) a BIG bouncer who jumps out at you before you even get to the front door and who is not very friendly and (2) two rude hostesses at the top of the first flight of stairs. They were pointing the party guests in the wrong direction, wouldn't stop their chatting to engage and give correct directions. Giving them feedback later on, that when I asked for where the party was by name (first and last of both husband and wife), they told me (snappily) that I should have asked for it by another name and didn't care much that they were giving others incorrect directions. With the exception of one waitress, I found the staff there to be very rude and apathetic, I won't be going back or recommending it as a party venue to others.
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